Utica Zoo Calendar: Events, Programs, & Activities

Jan
18
Wed
Homeschool: Animals & People
Jan 18 @ 10:30 AM – 11:30 AM

Homeschool (6 Years and Up): Is your child a budding zoologist? Our interactive classes help to further home school studies through group activities and animal interactions. Class begins at 10:30am in the auditorium.

  • Wednesday, January 18th — Animals & People
  • Wednesday, February 15th — Rainforest Ramble

Pre-Registration is Required!

All classes cost $5.00 per child for members and $10.00 per child for nonmembers.  Families are welcome to arrive at 10:00am to enjoy coffee while your kids play!  There will be activities and games provided before the class begins at no additional cost.  For more information or to register your child, contact Kathleen McGill at kathleen.mcgill@uticazoo.org or (315) 738-0472 ext. 36.

 

Click here or the image below for a PDF version of the schedule.

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Jan
21
Sat
Bald Eagle Appreciation Day
Jan 21 @ 12:30 PM – 3:00 PM

The Bald Eagle has been the American Symbol since 1782, and is one of the largest raptors in the world. Join us on Saturday, January 21st at 12:30 for a Bird of Prey presentation in our Auditorium and at 2:30pm we will have a keeper talk about our resident Bald Eagles at their exhibit. Both programs are free with your admission to the zoo.

Jan
22
Sun
Sensory Sunday
Jan 22 @ 9:30 AM – 10:30 AM

Sensory Sundays – Utica Zoo invites families with special needs children to join us for special sensory education programs. The programs will be interactive and hands on. The program is free for members and $5.00 / child for non-members.

  • January 22, 2017: 9:30 to 10:30 AM – Snakes.

Pre-registration is required by emailing mary.hall@uticazoo.org or by calling Mary at (315) 738-0472 ext 26.

Jan
26
Thu
Zoo Adventures: Bundle Up!
Jan 26 @ 10:30 AM – 11:30 AM

Zoo Adventures (3 – 5 Years): Join our monthly preschool program as we explore the world of  animals through storybooks!  Each session   includes a story, animal meet and greet, and activity.  The class begins at 10:30am in the auditorium.

  • Thursday, January 26th — Bundle Up!
  • Thursday, February 9th — We Love the Zoo!
  • Friday, February 23rd  — Terrific Teeth

Pre-Registration is Required!

All classes cost $5.00 per child for members and $10.00 per child for nonmembers.  Families are welcome to arrive at 10:00am to enjoy coffee while your kids play!  There will be activities and games provided before the class begins at no additional cost.  For more information or to register your child, contact Kathleen McGill at kathleen.mcgill@uticazoo.org or (315) 738-0472 ext. 36.

Click here or the image below for a PDF version of the schedule.

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Jan
31
Tue
National Zebra Day
Jan 31 @ 10:30 AM – 11:30 AM

Did you know that a group of Zebras is called a Zeal? Or that they can run almost 40MPH?! Celebrate National Zebra day and bring your toddler to the zoo’s auditorium on Tuesday, January 31st at 10:30am for a fun Zebra themed story time.

Feb
3
Fri
Hatchlings: Dinosaur Dig
Feb 3 @ 10:30 AM – 11:30 AM

Hatchlings (18 Months – 3 Years): Join us as we transform our classroom into an exploration center just for your toddler. Each session will have themed activities, discovery stations, and new animals to meet!  The class meets in the auditorium at 10:30am, with a repeat of the class at 1:30pm.

  • Friday, February 3rd – Dinosaur Dig

Pre-Registration is Required!

All classes cost $5.00 per child for members and $10.00 per child for nonmembers.  Families are welcome to arrive at 10:00am to enjoy coffee while your kids play!  There will be activities and games provided before the class begins at no additional cost.  For more information or to register your child, contact Kathleen McGill at kathleen.mcgill@uticazoo.org or (315) 738-0472 ext. 36.

Click here or the image below for a PDF version of the schedule.

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Hatchlings: Dinosaur Dig
Feb 3 @ 1:30 PM – 2:30 PM

Hatchlings (18 Months – 3 Years): Join us as we transform our classroom into an exploration center just for your toddler. Each session will have themed activities, discovery stations, and new animals to meet!  The class meets in the auditorium at 10:30am, with a repeat of the class at 1:30pm.

  • Friday, February 3rd – Dinosaur Dig

Pre-Registration is Required!

All classes cost $5.00 per child for members and $10.00 per child for nonmembers.  Families are welcome to arrive at 10:00am to enjoy coffee while your kids play!  There will be activities and games provided before the class begins at no additional cost.  For more information or to register your child, contact Kathleen McGill at kathleen.mcgill@uticazoo.org or (315) 738-0472 ext. 36.

Click here or the image below for a PDF version of the schedule.

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GO RED Tea Party
Feb 3 @ 3:30 PM – 5:00 PM

To promote strong heart health, Utica Zoo is sponsoring a red-tea party at 3:30pm in the Zoo auditorium. Just pay zoo admission and enjoy a free presentation by Maureen Christenson about the benefits of tea, a sampling of red teas, and a talk about the hearts of our red animals at the zoo: red pandas, red foxes, and our red-tailed hawk. Limited to the first 40 people who register on Eventbrite: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/go-red-tea-party-tickets-31254433853

Feb
4
Sat
World Wetlands Day
Feb 4 @ 12:30 PM – 1:00 PM

February 2nd is not only Groundhog Day, but it is also World Wetlands Day. Join us in the Utica Zoo’s auditorium on Saturday, February 4th at 12:30pm to celebrate with a fun and interactive wetland program.

Feb
9
Thu
Zoo Adventures: We Love the Zoo!
Feb 9 @ 10:30 AM – 11:30 AM

Zoo Adventures (3 – 5 Years): Join our monthly preschool program as we explore the world of  animals through storybooks!  Each session   includes a story, animal meet and greet, and activity.  The class begins at 10:30am in the auditorium.

  • Thursday, February 9th — We Love the Zoo!
  • Friday, February 23rd  — Terrific Teeth

Pre-Registration is Required!

All classes cost $5.00 per child for members and $10.00 per child for nonmembers.  Families are welcome to arrive at 10:00am to enjoy coffee while your kids play!  There will be activities and games provided before the class begins at no additional cost.  For more information or to register your child, contact Kathleen McGill at kathleen.mcgill@uticazoo.org or (315) 738-0472 ext. 36.

Click here or the image below for a PDF version of the schedule.

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